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New York City Car Accident Statistics

Posted on March 8, 2016 by

new york car accident statisticsIt is not surprising that New York is one of the most dangerous places to drive in America, according to a New York Post article. In 2015, New York law enforcement dedicated close to 2,000 officers whose sole purpose was to crack down on dangerous driving. At least 12,000 hours each day was focused on targeting drivers who engage in distracted driving, speed, fail to yield, and park in traffic lanes, among other violations.  The New York post is not alone. In its 2015 study of America’s Safest Drivers, Allstate ranked New York City as the 151st safest city to drive in.

By the Numbers

Each year, an average of approximately 1,464 people die as a result of car accident-related injuries in New York, according to the state’s Department of Health. This results in the death of more than 7 out of every 100,000 New Yorkers.  Male New Yorkers have a higher risk of dying in a car accident than females, especially if they are between the ages of 20 to 24 or age 65 and older.

An average of 150,000 emergency room visits were required in New York due to injuries resulting from a car accident, most of which were females. More than 15,000 victims required hospitalization because of car accident-related injuries. This translates to more than 80 out of every 100,000 New Yorkers. Again, males ages 15 to 19 and 20 to 24 are at a higher risk of injury and hospitalization than their same-aged female counterparts or older males.

Although New York City drivers compare better than drivers in Philadelphia and Los Angeles when it comes to safe driving, they are more dangerous than those behind the wheel in several other cities, including Chicago, Dallas, San Diego and Phoenix, to name a few. If you take a closer look at New York state specifically, drivers are twice as likely to be involved and killed in an auto accident in an urban area than a suburban one. In 2014, there were as many as 649 car-related deaths in metropolitan New York as opposed to 38 in more rural parts of the state according to data compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. New York city drivers are 30 percent more likely than the national average to be involved in a car crash.

Brooklyn Auto Injury Attorney

Accidents occur to millions on America’s roads each day. New York’s roads are no exception. Car accident cases can be complex. Sometimes liability is not always clear. If you or someone you know has been injured in an auto accident because of the negligence of another an skilled attorney should be contacted immediately. The legal professionals at the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum serve all five boroughs and handle many different types of personal injury. Click here or call (718) 237-5586 today to schedule your case evaluation.

Car Goes Out of Control, Kills Cyclist and Injures 3 Others in Brooklyn

Posted on October 22, 2015 by

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An SUV spun out-of-control near the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn one recent morning, rear-ending an Uber car. After taking off into oncoming traffic, the vehicle fatally hit a cyclist, according to an NY Daily News report. Witnesses reported that the driver was going approximately 50 miles per hour, causing the cyclist to go up several feet in the air as a result of the head-on impact. After hitting the cyclist, the SUV slammed into the side of another car and then crashed into a steel pole. Some witnesses believe the driver was trying to flee the scene after hitting the Uber car. Continue reading

NYC Traffic Fatalities on the Rise

Posted on November 26, 2013 by

New York City has long held a reputation as a high crime place. But recent statistics show that violent crimes, specifically murders, are on the decline. According to the Mayor’s Office, the city has seen a 26% decrease in murders from this point last year. Whether you believe these statistics or not , most New Yorkers agree that the number of deaths due to violence has definitely decreased from the mid eighties to the early nineties. There is more that can make a city dangerous than the just the murder rate. Car accidents and traffic fatalities continue to be a scary reality in Brooklyn. In the span of one week in October, six people were killed in traffic accidents in NYC- including a 64 year old man, mowed down by a hit and run driver in Brooklyn. A Brooklyn auto accident attorney can protect you and your family and fight for maximum compensation due to the other person’s negligence.

At 64 years old, the victim was a year away from retiring from his job and enjoying a time of financial stability for himself and his family. With his untimely death, so many questions remain for his surviving family- how will they pay for their mortgage? The funeral? College for their children? In situations like these, the importance of having an experienced attorney on your side to answer your questions and fight for your rights is vital. With the number of traffic fatalities on the rise, knowing your options for an auto accident attorney is important to protecting yourself in the event of an accident. What would happen if you were in an auto accident and couldn’t work or pay your bills? Wouldn’t you want a dedicated, aggressive, attorney to fight for you?

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Common Causes of Car Accidents and the Compensation You Might Obtain

Posted on July 29, 2013 by

Of the many types of accidents that a person can be involved in, by far the most likely is a car accident. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, millions of car accidents happen annually, with around 10.8 million occurring in 2009. In 2010, 32,885 caused fatalities. 32% involved drunk driving, 31% involved speeding, 16 % were caused by “distractions” & 11% by bad weather. 52 % were driver fatalities & 20 % were passenger fatalities.

While some of these car accidents were the result of uncontrollable factors, such as inclement weather, most were  automobile accidents that occurred  due to the negligence or reckless actions of other drivers. Sadly, many reckless and negligent actions  of the other parties cause innocent people to be injured or die in serious auto accidents. Continue reading

3 Things You May Not Know About A Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer

Posted on April 30, 2013 by

For some reason people treat auto accidents differently than they do accidents at a business or work site. Most Americans are fine just exchanging insurance information and not pursuing the matter unless there was obvious negligence involved. Worse is many do  not feel the need to get legal advice due to not wanting to be perceived as trying to make a quick buck from an accident. However here are 3 things you may not know about what a Brooklyn car accident lawyer can do for you. Continue reading